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two hours away from speaker boehner reconvening that chamber to do what? we still don't know. maybe they'll vote. maybe they'll debate. good morning. i'm mara schiavocampo. happy new year on a busy first day of 2013. well, most of us were celebrating into the wee hours of new year's eve while the senate was passing a deal to avoid the worst of the fiscal cliff hangover. the bill passed by a wide margin 89-8 setting up a showdown in the house which will convene at high noon on this new year's day. republican mitch mcconnell said the process wasn't pretty but got the job done. >> each of us could spend the rest of the week stusing what a perfect solution would have looked like but the end result would have been the largest tax increase in american history. it took an imperfect solution to prevent our constituents from a very real financial pain. in my view, it was worth the effort. >> nbc's luke russert is live on capitol hill. good morning. happy new year to you. >> good morning, mara. good to see you in the chair. >> thank you very much, sir. so the house republican conference meets
for speaker boehner not to pass this. >> biden enjoying a casual lunch with the staff. strolling back to white house saying the physical deal is still on track. >> i think so. >> basically air force one is on standby to take them back to hawaii as soon as the house approves the senate plan. some house republicans say they will disrail it. >> if i was worried about a deal struck by president obama and the senate? no. >> democrats incyst it would be exercise in futility that could rattle world markets. >> mercifully, worst congress in history perhaps goes out of existence in two days. if they open this up on the floor and starting to amend, you know, we'll be swearing in the new congress while they are still acting out that drama. >> yet, conservative outrage over the deal is building. especially after the congressional budget office said legislation that was supposed to help cut the deficit will now add $3.6 trillion to the national debt over the next ten years. the architect of the senate deal minority leader mitch mcconnell notes it lacks in tax cut for large portion of the public. rattling i
of the new year? if so, can speaker boehner come up with the votes to pass it? if not, what move might the speaker make knowing that time is running out? good morning. i'm mara schiavocampo on this first day of 2013. we've got a deal in the senate and now it's to the house. the republican conference will meet at 1:00 p.m. to strategize their way forward. the democrats in the house will meet at noon to figure out their move. nbc's luke russert joins us now live from capitol hill. he's following it all. luke, we understand that you've confirmed that a very special guest will be present when the democrats meet, when the house democrats meet. who is it going to be? >> that's right. for the first democratic caucus meeting of 2013 they'll hear from none other than vice president joe biden who will come here to capitol hill to brief them about the deal similar to what he did last night for his senate democratic faithful. he was really influential in helping get a lot of democrats to vote for the bill. it is expected he'll do the same thing today when he talks to his house democratic friends.
-controlled house and speaker john boehner. about two hours before the senate voted, the house leadership said it would take a wait-and-see approach. "decisions about whether the house will seek to accept or promptly amend the measure will not be made until house members and the american people have been able to review the legislation." with me now, "the washington post's" david machimura and steve toma, chief political correspondent for "mclatchy" newspapers. good morning. >> good morning. >> happy new year. >> happy new year. david, let's talk about what we're going to see in the house. obviously, if it passes, a lot of people will probably be voting yes while they're holding their nose, but could there also be a revolt from conservative members that could threaten this bill? >> i think, chris, you can never predict completely smooth passage, especially in the house, but i think the senate wouldn't feel this confident about the bill had there not been some discussion between the two chambers. and i think if you look back to a year ago when there was a fight over the payroll tax, a similar so
and house speaker john boehner have been kept in the loop throughout. important because once the senate deals with this, it would go to the house. now, what we do expect in talking to a number of democrats tonight, some have put on coats and scarves and were going to lay down for a little while, waiting for the word to come back. others still think a vote can happen tonight. but tonight might not be defined by the final hour of 2012, but instead whatever time in the wee hours that document can get ready and get to the senate floor. so many people who work in the capitol who are not directly involved, from those who operate the trains that get from building to building to staffers on the senate floor to keep things moving to security, so many people working waiting for this to be resolved. political arguments and disappointments within the democratic side as we expect there to be among republicans as well. no deal gets everything people want. there are come radio mizes for people. and this is a smaller deal than many hoped there would be. it gives a short-term period before they have to
cuts and spending cuts kicked in. speaker john boehner has been trying to overcome some seriously stiff republican opposition. our senior congressional correspondent dana bash is beginninging our coverage this hour. dana, what's the very latest as far as republicans in the house, the majority are concerned? >> reporter: the very latest, wolf, is that down this hallway is the house speaker's office. in that house right now are minutes of the house republican leadership having a discussion, what are they going to do? are they going to have a vote tonight and more importantly, are they going to try to put this senate-passed bill on the house floor with an amendment. it was very clear in talking to many, many house republicans coming out of a meeting they had earlier this afternoon that there was a big desire to have an amendment with some spending cuts. in fact, i spoke with one of those republicans, steve la tour receipt. >> the speaker, to his credit, says we are famous for putting poison pills in pieces of legislation and they can say, that's a poison pill. he's asked that we be respons
. the fiscal cliff fiasco. the obama plan, to the speakersi boehner plan, it will either o alter the rising rate of spending were less than the science of our bloated government. the answer in tonight "chalk [ male announcer ] how can power consumption in china, impact wool exports from new zealand, textile production in spain, and the use of medical technology in the u.s.? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reason over 75% of our mutual funds beat their 10-year lipper average. t. ro price. invest with confidence. request a prospectus or summary prospectus with investment information, risks, fees and expenses to read and consider carefully before investing. lou: you know, everybody's getting pretty excited about that fiscal cliff negotiation or impasse, however you want to3 style it. mayi want t showu, lou: everybody is getting re ofed about the fiscal clifft, negotiation. i thoughtht i would show you wht thuld happen if we change into thspeaker boehner plan, the president obama plan, let's start out with the do-nothing plan because t
out and showed an olive branch dejon banner ever since he has been in. -- john boehner ever since he has been in. president obama has tried to work with these people to get things done, and they will not work with him. host: let's hear from ron in appleton, wisconsin. caller: i woke up this morning, and i am an engineer, an african-american. i have been blessed with a good income. however, when i woke up this morning, though i feared my taxes going up considerably, i was a bit disappointed. the reason for that is that i'm looking long term. taxes, you have to pay for the debt that we have occurred. at this point, it does not matter how we got there. whether it is republicans and democrats or whatever -- it will take all of us to get out of it. it amazes me that everyone wants everyone else to sacrifice, but when it comes to me, i do not want to give that up. at this point, ok, if you are raising my taxes, ok, but make sure that we take care of the debt. that is the big thing. i'm thinking and 10-20 years down the road. i'm not be around then, but my children will be. host: ok, i appr
side today, say midday. that's entirely possible, but, first, house speaker john boehner has to take this deal that was struck in the senate and he will meet with his conference with house republicans and he'll try to get some buy in. explain it to them, have an exchange of ideas and see where they are. you know some of the rank and file house republicans have not been easy to please in this process. so the president, of course, wants this to move through the house quickly. he said neither democrats nor republicans got everything they wanted this agreement is the right thing to do for our country and the house should pass it without the play. if the speaker goes before the conference, perhaps they will try to change it to be more to their liking. amend it, send it back to the senate. and that would sort of prolong the process of going back and forth. and also yes, you mentioned the spending cuts being deferred, but only for two months, john. two months. that means we'll be hanging out a lot talking about some of the stuff we've been talking about now you for months, as it is. >> that
democrats on the idea. but eventually having to take place and then of course john boehner would have to sell house republicans on the fact that there may not be extension of cuts and they are going to be tax increases. >> exactly. and if you think of the alternative here, if liberal democrats don't like where the threshold is, they sit on their hands and get what they want and more and more. and you have a tax increase basically up and down the income spectrum. on the other the other side of the house republicans were saying, if we don't get enough spending cuts, and just let the sequester head. it is set to hit over the next decade beginning in just a few hours from now. get your spending cuts by doing nothing. your tax increases by doing nothing. so there's a little bit of something for everyone here. gerri: as we start to wrap up, did the republicans in giving to the tax increases, did they give enough? or are the democrats who didn't want increases on anybody, they one of the line at 250,000. do they pose a real threat to the steel? >> i think that you have a protection of americ
reforms or cuts in here and that might be a big bone of contention. >> you mentioned speaker boehner. the house as i mentioned adjourned earlier tonight and they will meet again tomorrow, january 1 at noon, 2013. speaker boehner's spokesperson brendon buck earlier tonight said all of this the back and forth this is all vice president biden and senator mcconnell and he said quoting here boehner and mcconnell have not spoken since last week. the staff is being apprised on what they have been working on. we have not been negotiating with any one which is interesting, ed, when you look at the possibility of whatever comes out of the senate if it comes out of the senate tonight and we keep talking about the possibility of this deal, you are right we have to get over the hump that you have to get over the 60 votes necessary to bring the bill to the floor of the senate and then they have to pass it through the senate. and then it goes to the house. now, speaker boehner the real question is here, ed, whether he brings up this piece of legislation. if it he does his own head check in the gop
. so any vote in the house will be a vote for tax cuts, not for tax hikes. that helps. john boehner needs to take this deal struck in the senate that presumably has some buy in from him if not from his rank and file, because mitch mcconnell did not negotiate this is a vacuum and this is a pretty overwe will being vote. he will take this to his conference today and see where they are at. the expectation is there are two directions this could go. either a vote on the bill or house republicans propose changes so they can amend the bill more to their liking and send it back to the senate. but i think this is expected to move along here. >> there could be amendments, one past, they could vote on amendments, could fail, and then vote on the full measure. isn't that true also? >> yeah, that is true, and the other thing is once anything goes to the floor, it's not just up to republicans, it will -- and the think the expectation all along, whatever ultimately passes the house as we saw in the senate will require democrats and republicans. >> talking to phil gingery, seemed to be leaning no o
and maneuvering in congress. good afternoon. >> reporter: good afternoon, frank and house speaker john boehner did not say that he was for this deal but he didn't say he was against it, either. and right now, he is trying to take the temperature of his fellow republicans in the house to see if this deal is ready for a vote. house speaker john boehner is promising a quick vote on the "fiscal cliff" bill passed early this morning in the senate or an amended alternative. boehner has not endorsed the agreement which may face opposition from conservative lawmakers in the house. vice president joe biden negotiated the deal with senate republicans over the weekend. the agreement makes bush-era tax cuts permanent for individuals making under $400,000 a year and families making under $450,000. it also postpones harsh across- the-board spending cuts for a few months. >> this shouldn't be the model for how we do things around here, but i think we can say we've done some good for the country. >> middle class families will wake up today to the assurance that their taxes won't go up $2,200 each. >> reporter: pr
early this morning. house speaker john boehner has not endorsed that agreement but he has promised a vote or g.o.p. alternative right away. danielle nottingham has more. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner is promising a quick vote on the fiscal cliff bill passed early this morning in the senate or an amended alternative. baner has not endorse -- boehner has not endorsed the agreement which may face opposition from conservative lawmakers in the house. vice president joe biden negotiated a deal with senate republicans over the weekend. the agreement makes bush era tax cuts permanent for individuals making under $400,000 a year and families making under $450,000. it also postpones harsh across- the-board spending cuts for a few months. >> this shouldn't be itself model for how we do -- be the model for how we do things around here but i think we can say we've done some good for the country. >> families will make up today to the assurances their taxes won't go up $2200 each. >> reporter: president obama praised the senate agreement and urged the house to act without delay. capitol
to be an extremely tough sell. john boehner is not going to get a majority of his caucus in the republican side in the house of representatives. he is going to have to rely on democrats to do this. the question is will he do that, or will he try to amend this bill on the house floor and then send it back to the senate, which essentially is going to put us back to square one. so there are some questions here, whether or not this is going to be the final deal or finally get through congress. but certainly at this point, after all the twists and turns we've seen over the last couple of months, but certainly over the last couple of days, with mitch mcconnell, trying to get an agreement with harry reid, it has been apparently successful now. joe biden behind closed door with, at least get it through sometime before dawn tonight, and let the house come in and wrestle with it on new year's day, melissa. >> well, as we speak, the vice president is there trying to speak to his own troops, if you will, who may be holding out their votes up for this deal. he has been with them for how long now, and is the
republicans in a building constructed themselves, house speaker john boehner called it plan b. maintaining rates. back on itself could not pass with only republican support. this is very much an effort on the senate and democrats and republicans and a strong vote in the senate of confidence with republicans and democrats standing up to vote for this thing improves the chances in the house. lou: we have not heard from speaker john boehner's office or eric cantor officially, but fox news has learned a representative from the house, republican has told one of our people on the hill he does not think there are enough votes in the house to pass this, and leadership, republican leadership, mitch mcconnell, even john boehner even though he is not a part of this deal are playing with fire. has there been any official word from anybody other than nancy pelosi? >> we got no official word on this. a number of house republicans who are upset with the way things have been going so we are not quite sure who's a republican member was who said that, but you have got to kind of look at leadership here or t
on new year's eve still addicted to spending money. >> last friday speaker boehner told his senate colleagues to see if they could find a by by bipartisan deal with time running out. house lawmakers were left working on unrelated issues and feeling like this process is broken. >> the american people are looking at congress with disdain and rightfully so. with the deadline on the fiscal cliff only hours away, we have failed to reach a reasonable compromise to move the economy forward and ward off painful tax hikes on the middle class. >> senate republicans are hopeful there will be a vote tonight. first, they would like an official score from the congressional budget office. so plenty of activity ahead here on the hill tonight. and if there is a vote and if it were to pass, then the house would pick it up tomorrow, bret. >> bret: just to be clear, mike. tonight, there is still a possibility, in the senate, because of the way it works, that you would have to get 60 votes to get the thing to the floor, it's not really clear that they have all those votes yet. >> that's right. we have
full well that these negotiations which started with the president and speaker boehner, they are are ending now with senator mcconnell and vice president biden but within days aft election speaker boehner sent a letter to the president of the united states saying we just had a status quo election. that was from the speaker. inside the white house they didn't believe it was a status quo election. they believe the president won decisively and did get the mandate. house republicans believe they had a mandate to cut spending and the president believed he had a mandate to raise taxes. they will have the same clash two months from now. not just over the sequester which will be back in two months but in two months another clash over the debt ceiling. i'm not sure anybody wins tonight when they are kicking the can down the road again. nation will still be watching this closely. the markets will be watching it closely but the white house will believe in the days ahead that they won because in this fight the president in the end is getting the tax cuts for the middle class he wan
boehner brings the senate bill to the house floor for a vote. we don't have confirmmation he will do that, it could be as early as tomorrow morning assuming the senate acts at which point we pass it to get it on the president's desk by the e ed of the day tomorrow. adam: it doesn't iclude any of the spending cuts that republicans have been adamant about getting. spending out of control. democrats and republicans agree upon that. how does speaker boehner rally members of his caucus who did not rally behind him about a week ago if there are no spending cuts? >> a couple of things. remember the sequestration still takes effect because we didn't act to change that. those are spending cuts. those are hundred of billions of dollars of spending cuts. republicans don't like the way those cuts come down bt they're real cuts. assuming we don't deal with that, you have the debt ceiling coming up. eaker boehner really didn't have any leverage with regard to what we're doing right now with the fiscal cliff but he has a lot of leverage with the debt ceiling. i hope he doesn't choose to use it by levera
with a colegislation of some of the members -- coalition of some of the members. do you expect speaker boehner will bring the bill to the floor of the house for a vote at all, and is his speakership at risk? >> the answer to the second question about the speakership is, no. this is a legislative issue, not a relationship issue. to your first point, i think the statement is well written which is that we're going to take a look at it and bring it to the floor. we will consider it. now, whether or not we amend it and find something that can get more republican support remains to be seen. see what the house wants to pass with republican majority. but i take my hat off to the leadership of at least giving the senate bill a vote. it's something that the senate has not done for us in a long time. so i'm glad to see we're going to be taking it up again. the house does go to session at 12, we're meeting at 1, so no chance we would vote on it before 1:00. heather: okay. you could amend it, how much longer would that take, add in the amendments, change it, and then where do we go? >> it depends. my guess
ago when speaker boehner had a plan to raise taxes on those earning more than $1 million, the feeling was that he had about 190 republican votes. if the will of 190 holes, then you'll get a -- then you'll get an oath -- if the 190 holds, then you will get a majority. it again, one thing we have learned in this game is that nothing is assured. host: now there is work to be done for this 113th congress. what is the dynamic there? guest: the democrats picked up a few seats in the senate. it is 55-45 at the moment. if john kerry is confirmed as secretary of state, then it goes to 54. democrats have a little more strength. the president gets inaugurated january 20, 21st. then we are back to fighting over the debt limit, the sequester, the continuing solutions. it goes on and on. host: give us the highlights of what was approved by the senate this morning. guest: the bush era tax rates continue for everybody except those individuals earning over $400,000 and families earning over $450,000. they want to bring the levels back to 39.6%. in addition, several other things. the alternative minimu
: not so fast. house speaker john boehner and his gop lawmakers might not go along. boehner sent house members home to celebrate the new year without a vote to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> listen, this is disgusting. and everybody involved should be embarrassed. >> reporter: the economy could still take a hit. while the house takes up maybe later today whether to follow the senate's lead and hike taxes on the wealthy. from capitol hill, steve handelsman, nbc news. bill, back to you. >> reaction to the senate's move was swift as many people were still up welcoming the new year. familiar faces on msnbc were in rare form starting with joe scarborough who tweeted, why can't washington ever put together a deal that cults spent? this deal fails on most counts. it's a distressing failure of leadership. "morning joe" regular steve ratner tweeted, the only thing worse than this deal would have been no deal, or maybe not, he added. ezra kline wrote, obama isn't making it easier for res to vote for this deal but probably thinks if the rs kill it they get all the fiscal cliff blame. >>> now deals on
going up. he said it was 250,000 and now gone up to 4 or 450. >> that's right. plan b, john boehner, the leader of the rublicans offered to do it at a million. in a way, the republicans were defeated in terms of getting it up to a million. they never got a vote. everybody is going to get a tax increase that has nothing to do with this bill because of the payroll tax holiday. a person earning $50,000 is going to pay $800 more by virtue of the fact that expires. what you have really here now it seems to me is erik canter, the number 2 guy trying to make the number one guy in his own party john boehner look bad or maybe this is his attempt to run for speaker when the new congress comes into affect thursday at noon where they have an election. i mean, baner said let's hand it over to the senate and the assumption was we all do what the senate comes up with. obviously, there's been a breakdown in communication. >> there's this thought going back to the election, the republicans are blindsided by how badly mitt romney was beaten and see this going on in the republican party itself. is thi
. are there enough republican votes to pass it? today house speaker john boehner huddled behind closed doors with his caucus and there was universal concern. house minority leader nancy pelosi said boehner needs to allow for a straight up or down vote to the senate bill, no changes. >> our speaker has said when the senate acts, we will have a vote in the house. that is what he said. that is what we expect. that is what the american people deserve. >> reporter: early this morning the senate passed overwhelming bipartisan support that would extend the deal that would prevent tax hikes on estates more than $5 million and extend unemployment benefits for some 2 million people. since congress missed the deadline last night, technically the country has already gone over the fiscal cliff. the bush-era tax cuts have expired so everybody's tax rates have gone up but if a compromised bill is passed, retroactively they can pass it. >> this represents the least we could have done under these circumstances. >> it fails to address the mortal threat -- uncontrolled spending. >> reporter: there's one deadline they c
there are big changes making cuts in spending. the republican leader, we don't know. john boehner hasn't said whether he will bring it to a vote or try to make changes and spend it off to the senate again. this deal that everybody says is so important for the world's economy and not just america is in peril tonight. >> but if the deal does fall down do they go right back to square 1? how long can it go on for? >> well it is able to go on without damaging the american economy. technically america is already over the fiscal cliff. technically there are tax rises and spending cuts brought in. that hasn't happened because it is a public holiday right now. so, that would come into effect. you are right. they are running out of time. there is a new congress on thursday. anything that is still up in the air if not resolved by then it will fall and they will have to go back to the drawing board. in the end there will be a deal. but while the uncertainty continues it will hurt the american economy. >> thanks. fierce clashes have erupted as rebels targeted the airport which is now closed to limit the m
that their taxes won't go up $2,200 each. >> reporter: not so fast. house speaker john boehner and his might not go along. boehner sent republicans home to celebrate the new year without the fiscal cliff. >> everybody involved should be embarrassed. >> reporter: the economy could still take a hit. while the house takes up maybe later today, whether to follow the senate's lead and hike taxes on the wealth. from capitol hill, i'm steve handelsman, nbc news. bill, back to you. >> well, thanks, steve. >>> we have new details today on secretary of sate hillary clinton and the blood clot that has her hospitalized. the clot is located in a vein in a space between the brain and the skull, near her right ear. it did not cause a stroke or neurological damage. doctors say she's making excellent progress. the blood clot is related to a concussion clinton suffered earlier this month. it was discovered during a follow-up exam on sunday. >>> from amazing fireworks displays to ancient traditions in polar plunges folks around the world marked 2013 in their own unique way. nbc's kirk gregory take ace look. >> report
boehner and his gop lawmakers might still not agree. >> the house stands adjourned until noon tomorrow. >> boehner sent house lawmakers home to celebrate the new year without a vote to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> listen, this is disgusting. and everybody involved should be embarrassed. >> off the cliff at midnight the economy could take a hit but senate leaders hope to counter that with a rare, strong, bipartisan vote. house conservatives could still reject the plan and keep america from climbing back up the cliff. i'm steve handelsman, news 4, capitol hill. >> again the senate is expected to vote on those bills sometime late tonight or early tomorrow morning. top democrats say it will have their support. tomorrow at noon could be where we really find out if the deal holds up. stay with news 4 and nbc washington.com for the latest developments through the night. >>> they are mourning in a prince william county tonight after a police officer was killed in the line of duty. 35-year-old motorcycle police officer chris young crashed into a minivan while responding to a call. it was a fiery
. this is going to be in their hands at this point. john boehner is like we've got to look at things. it's not going to happen overnight. >> it seems like a couple of weeks ago but it was about a week ago when the house of representatives voted on boehner's plan b which would have set the threshold at $1 million. now they're going to vote on it at $450,000. you've got to figure a lot of republicans aren't going to go along. >> what exactly happened? we're going to go over this in detail with chad who saw the play-by-play and was e-mailing us the play-by-play. mitch mcconnell called up -- bypassed senator reid who never got back to him on saturday and said can i speak to the vice president, joe biden? we're used to cutting deals together. like it or not, these are the two that hammered it out. they put it together. when it was all said and done, this is what joe biden had to say about how this deal actually came to fruition. >> what was said there was kind of hard to hear. what was your selling point? biden said: me. it's interesting, the senators, the democrats all got together late yes
and lost his career in a trumped up, fake scandal that rick santorum and john boehner created in the '90s. he lost his career, reputation, put on trial, exonerated but spent the last 20 years of his life totally unappreciated and died this year. he deserved a little bit of regular cognition, joe early. >> phyllis diller. amazing trailblazing comedian. >> she was. >> alex, sorry to see you go? >> i have two. george mcgovern and rob gi shank gl guard. very different men. >> i'm very sorry to see go whitney houston. >> yeah. >>> we're going to be back with more of our "last word holiday show." ♪ smoothes, lifts, defies? red jars are all the same right? wrong! you need three uses of a $15 cream to equal the moisturizing power of one use of regenerist microsculpting cream. seems not all red jars are created equal. olay regenerist. we don't let frequent heartburn come between us and what we love. so if you're one of them people who gets heartburn and then treats day after day... block the acid with prilosec otc and don't get heartburn in the first place! [ male announcer ] one pill each morni
john boehner, as he meets with fellow republicans, over whether to okay the fiscal cliff bill passed overwhelmingly by the senate. but gop lead verse not agreed to let the house vote or amend the bill. >> i think more members want this to pass than are willing to vote for it. you also have to be practical about what's the best deal you can get under the circumstances. >> reporter: vice president joe biden was back on the hill after helping to broker the senate deal. it spared the middle class a tax hike but raised taxes on those making over $400,000 a year. jobless benefits from extended for millions of unemployed but massive cuts to the military and other federal agencies were delayed for two months. democrats now the chance to vote on the bill as they say boehner promise. >> until now our speaker has head when the senate acts, we will have a vote in the house. that is what he said. that is what we expect. that is what the american people deserve. >> to forge a constructive solution for the good of the nation. >> reporter: with an opening prayer appealing for come prom ties house we
dilemma, will erik canter and john boehner which is outlet of the picture, it's up to canter to whip republicans. and also what was mentioned no amendments. i thought they'd go to the floor with a rule which means no amendments. you rule up or down like they did in the senate. if they can't do that, back to square one. >> republicans in the house have said at least the vast majority of them don't want to vote for any tax hikes. but how can they vote for a bill that has no spending cuts? >> as mitch who is a republican said look we're just going to concentrate on taxes. what republicans won't say is they don't want to be blamed for raising taxes for everyone. and that's what would happen if they don't come up with a package. and it's up to the republicans or enough republicans to vote that's where nancy pelosi said bipartisan enough republicans to breakaway from their caucus and vote with democrats so they get to the magic number of 218 without amendments so it won't go back to the senate. republicans are the party of no raising taxes on anybody. and for the first time in 20 years the
their heads handed to them, the g.o.p. leadership. it took a lot of movement by speaker john boehner who had to get everybody out of town and unilaterally passed the bill -- his own, getting his republican members out of town. so this is going to be a very, you know, sketchy situation for the house of representatives. >> so this deal, absolutely not a sure thing, as far as passing in the house of representatives and we need to emphasize, chad, even if it does pass, this is just a temporary bill. it was just designed to stave off those automatic spending cuts and tax hikes for a cume of months. the word pundits keep using is kicking the can down the road. this has to be re-addressed in two months, when this temporary bill, somewhat expire, correct? >> yeah. that's the real problem here this. deals with only the discretionary spending parted of the budget, the part of the budget that congress is in charge of. everything else that is off budget, which is entitlement spending, medicare, medicaid, social security, there is nothing in this to touch that. that's really what draws theire of conserva
, many people are similarly upset. john boehner, this is a tough spot for john boehner. the house and a lot of people have said that his speakership could be threatened by this. so far, we see no sign of that. but, you know, he's in a position now where he is going to have to allow this -- probably going to have to allow this bill to hit the floor and the house and not going to get a majority of republican support. that is something that no speaker of the house of representatives, whether republican or democrat, does with any kind of frequency at all. it's considered almost a heresy. so, you know, everybody sort of recognizes the box that john boehner is in, but it's not going to really do him any good in terms of support among conservatives. there are some winners and losers here. but this fight is not over, maura. that's the bottom line. >> you mentioned vice president biden swooping in at the last minute like superman and being able to secure this deal and that's certainly the perception a lot of people had. we heard mitch mcconnell speaking on the floor and he said this should
that john boehner and the president would discuss things, they would go back to their party. plan b, his caucus said no. things took a different turn today. we heard from a number of democrats, including robert reich on the show just a while ago, but we heard from democratic senators who said everyone is worrying about republicans saying no to this deal. there may be enough democrats to want to say no to it. is there a threat that the democrats might settle the deal? >> that is the concern. now, it's not something that the white house is opening talking about, but that is exactly why there is sort of this pressure to get this resolved right now, because there's momentum, they want to act on it fast, get it done, get it done because if we go over the cliff, democrat s will feel they have more leverage to settle the deal and draw this out into a longer battle. i will point out to you that the treasury secretary has already sent out a letter saying he's taking extraordinary measures now to extend the nation's credit because our debt limit has been reached. so we are already in this period w
. the president and house speaker john boehner had once talked of a grand bargain with $4 trillion in deficit reduction. instead the congressional budget office calculated today that extending the bush era tax cuts for 99% of americans would add $4 trillion to the deficit over the next decade. the senate measure delays mandatory pentagon and domestic spending cuts by two months. as the house convened at midday a number of republican congressmen complained the bill is still too heavy on tax hikes and too light on spending cuts. ohio's steve la tourette dismissed it as a, quote, package put together by a bunch of sleep-deprived october octogenenarians on new year's eve and the alabama representative said the house needs more time. >> the house must postpone this vote until congress and the american people have time to study and evaluate this extraordinarily complex legislation and its impact on taxes, revenue, the economy our debt and a myriad of other issues. >> woodruff: tennessee democrat steve cohen warned about the consequences of not taking the senate deal. >> my district can't afford to
: indeed, but my hunch is it will not be a raucous affair. i would assume speaker boehner would have a hands-off approach, and say, "guys, i did my best, this came down the pike, we try to come up with the deal, and not get it done." his own caucus would not support it. we should have realized that was the danger. at the time, speaker boehner said to the president and harry reid, the senate needs to send something our way, and we will deal with it. i thought it was a humble and honest approach. now, they got it, and i do not think they're going to like it. host: again, the house comes into session around noon eastern time. keep your television on c-span as we continue our coverage of the so-called fiscal cliff. tactically, we went over the -- technically, we went over the cliff, but all reports are if this deal is approved by the house, they could retroactively fixed the tax hikes, and also before the sequestration or automatic spending cuts kick in wednesday, the have another day to deal with that as well. guest: nothing means anything around here. they can legislate things backward
of attention on john boehner and whether he's got the votes to pass the fiscal cliff plan. there are some in his own party who may stand in his way. that's coming up next. instead i got heartburn. [ horse neighs ] hold up partner. prilosec isn't for fast relief. try alka-seltzer. kills heartburn fast. yeehaw! >>> as we continue to keep an eye on the fiscal cliff, the republicans continue to meet behind closed doors, a meeting described as a bit noisy and excited. the democrats just finished their meeting with vice president joe biden. that was described as an evangelical meeting. still unclear whether a vote by the house will take place on the bill that was passed by the senate or whether in fact they will amend it and send it back to the senate. joining us from washington, bob cusack, the managing editor of the online journal the hill. and, so, bob what is the latest word you have as to what is going on and whether in fact john boehner can get his people together to vote for this? >> well, it is going to be very difficult. house republicans don't like the senate passed bill, even though
. mitch mcconnell has got to get on the same page as john boehner on the house 06 representatives. mcconnell is not going to walk the political bank. so a lot of variables here. the plan, all along, was for the senate to pass this thing and therefore, sort of box in the house. john boehner could present it to his gop conference, his conservatives and say, look, this is the only deal we can get. however, as you report it, it's quite clear now that technically, at least, we're going to be going over that cliff. the house, while they say they could call themselves back into session at any moment for all intense and purposes, they're gone until noon tomorrow. house leaders, their aides say tomorrow is a holiday and no one is going to feel an impact of this until later on in the week. but this is a dangerous game not only they're playing with the american economy and taxpayers, but a dangerous political game, as well. what do you know about the possibility that we could see the vice president on the hill tonight? >> if senate democrats would like the vice president to go over to the hill,
is will house speaker john boehner bring this to a vote. the politics of this are such that there will be a considerable amount of pressure on house republicans to bring this to a vote, in large part if it does pass through the senate. so we'll have to see. those are some big ifs. but things are moving forward. and again, to underscore kelly's point, this is a very large development. >> it will be a new year's eve to remember for sure. lots of nail biting, kristen. thank you so much. kristen welker and kelly o'donnell there for us. we're going to continue our breaking coverage and the last-minute breakthrough when we come back. you're watching msnbc, the place for politics. it's not for colds. it's not for pain. it's just for sleep. because sleep is a beautiful thing™. ♪ zzzquil™. the non-habit forming sleep-aid from the makers of nyquil®. by showing you the apartment building where the fire was. when things like this happen, i think you find a new perspective on life. red cross put us in a hotel so we were able to stay together. we're strong and
through the house. and what do i mean by that? last night, speaker boehner sent out a statement saying the house reserves the right to amend this bill out of the senate. if there for some reason is a problem with this bill in the eyes of house republicans -- and they have been very leery of supporting anything they consider to be a tax hike -- they could change this bill. and after they do that, we do not know what happens next. it could go back to the senate, but we get into this sort of congressional ping pong. what i can tell you is republican leadership staff are going to try and tell their members today, since it's january 1st, so we've gone over the so-called fiscal cliff. if you vote for this bill, it's a vote to lower taxes, not raise taxes. it's optics, it's semantics, but it's very important for house republicans. >> it's ridiculous is what it is. >> and we know that a lot of democrats will support this final package. so, nancy pelosi will bring her votes. >> although welch told me he didn't know whether or not he would support it. >> nancy pelosi has signed off on it. it's u
. everyone is optimistic that they will finally pass a bill. mr. boehner will then try to find a common ground with democrats in the house and they will have to pass this bill as well. i'm not sure whether they will be able to do that today, so what we might see is that the house will come together tomorrow morning and pass the bill then. >> what happens if there's no deal? to the bills get paid? >> i am somewhat optimistic. if they're not going to find a solution, i think the house will have to come together after the third of january and talk about that again. if they do not find a solution fast, they will still need a few months before america could face a new recession. >> thank you so much. >> talking about money, time to check out the market numbers. it was a bit of a surge on the u.s. markets. that has come back tonight but it is still holding at 12991. eurostoxx 50. euro trading down $1.3194. >> secretary of state henry clinton in the hospital due to a blood clot from the concussion she's a reporter earlier this month. >> she is under observation and will be in the hospital at l
commenting about the fiscal cliff fix. eric cantor says he does not support it and john boehner scythed universal concern. >> i will vote against it because this is not the way to do the people's business. >> it passed the senate overwhelming and house democrats want it brought to the house floor. >> we expect the american people deserve an up and down vote on what was passed in the senate. >> what the senate passed will delay cuts for two months, prevent a big tax hike on estates valued legislation that r than $2 million. >> are are we going to avoid the fiscal cliff? >> i hope so. >> but it is unclear if there is enough votes on the house to pass the bill. >> this agreement represents the least weekend have done under the sicks. >> what we're going to do is put another $1 trillion worth of debt on the american people. >> some republicans are pushing for spending cuts to be added to the bill which means the senate would have to vote on that again if the house is able to pass an amended bill in the first place. they have too do this by thursdayed a noon, other
. democrats want the chance to vote on the bill as they say boehner promised. >> until now our speaker has said when the senate acts we will have a vote in the house peeping that is what he said. that is what we expect. that is what the american people deserve. >> with an opening prayer appealing for compromise, the house went into session at noon. republicans complain there's not enough deficit reduction. >> is another $1 trillion of debt on the american people. >> my district cannot afford to wait a few days and have the stock market go down 300 points tomorrow if we cannot get together and do something. >> without a deal that conduct the president, i income taxes will rise almost every american. >> new year's, new laws in maryland. game marriage became legal at midnight -- a marriage became legal at midnight this morning. david has more. >> the mayor officiated the first gay marriage at city hall, and as a precaution, she got ordained to do at. wedding bells rang in the near. street michael the archangel celebrated its first same-sex marriage ceremony. >> jesus loves everyone. i think h
adjourned until noon tomorrow. >> john boehner said lawmakers home to celebrate the new year without a vote to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> it is disgusting, and everybody involved should be embarrassed. >> the economy could take a hit, but senate leaders spoke to counter that with the rare, strong bipartisan vote. >> house republicans could still reject the deal to keep america off the cliff. steve handelsman, debby l. tv 11 news. >> with all that said, we still need -- tv 11 news. >> we are still about an hour away from january 1, 2013. one of the hot spots to be tonight is the inner harbor. sarah samson joins us live from there. i assume the excitement is still building down there. >> absolutely. the crowds have been picking up over the last hour or so. there is lots of enthusiasm out here, with less than 60 minutes to go before downtown baltimore wellcome's 2013. whether they came by water or stay on land, according to organizers, tens of thousands are ringing in 2013 at the baltimore city and new year's spectacular. it is hard to miss the enthusiasm. >> this is my first time without my c
the public to look at this. somehows speaker john boehner is under no obligation to bring this up. they could bring it up and possibly change it and ping pong it back to the senate. this is far from over. there's a lot to do here. the one plus on this side might be the fact there is so much in this bill doug was talking about it keeps milk prices low the dodoc fix physicians who see medicaid patients and things. there are a lot of things there a lot of members are for. i have to caution everyone there was a vote december of last year on renewing the payroll tax cut which passed overwhelmingly again a very similar margin in the senate. 89 votes in that particular bill and they move it had over to the house and john boehner and house republicans had a conference call on a saturday afternoon and they got their head handed out. everybody was mystified by this. they said how can a senate possibly pass a bill with such an overwhelmingly margin and send it over to the house and have such trouble. >>> the whole social security tax issue is a big sort of hidden tax. right now it would be in effect for
american. gop leader eric cantor has broken with house speaker john boehner. house democrats say they are waiting to hear from a republican colleagues. they believe this is a solid, bipartisan deal. >> for the first time ever, md. new year's eve celebrations include same-sex marriage celebrations. we are joined from city hall where the mayor presided over her first same-sex weddings ever. >> that is true. same-sex marriage -- same-sex couples unable to get marriage licenses since december 6, but they could not marry legally until today. wedding bells rang in the new year everywhere from this church to city hall. rchangel el's a catholic church. >> jesus loves everyone. i think he would be celebrating with us today. i do not look at it as a religious issue at all. and look at it more as a civil- rights issue. >> ♪ >> amanda knox zimmerman and her partner of six years exchanged wedding vows. >> this is the best. not only do i get to be a part of marriage and make it legal, but it is the best thing in the world for us right now. >> amanda and april wrote their wedding vows. their
forward with if biden doesn't get too much resistance tonight and speaker boehner agrees to put it on the floor in the coming days. >> let's bring in a democratic senator, jeff merkley of oregon is joining us. you're getting ready to go into this democratic caucus meeting with the vice president, joe biden. what are you hearing right now? are you on board? >> we haven't heard the detail said, but there's three main things we want to nail down. first is fairness to people who versus those who are best off in society. the second is are we looking down the road to another fiscal cliff, such as sequestering or the dent ceiling kicking in a few month from now, and the third piece is is it financially responsible. are we producing a deal that will actually put us on a path to a financially stable future. those three things are the big questions that have been raised today that we have been raising, a number of us, with our elected leaders. they have been working to try to find a path that will address those. >> on those points, we seem to know, basically, what the deal is on the fairn
, that was obviously a little too much to hope for at this time. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner has not yet publicly endorsed the deal. now, the house reconvenes at midday but lawmakers say, frank, they plan to study this bill hard before they take a vote. they say the senate has had months to get a bill passed and they are not going to rush to get anything done. >> there is word, tara, that some republican lawmakers are upset about something the president said. could that effect support of the bill? >> reporter: it might. president obama chastised in his speech congress for taking too long to get the deal done. but he also threw something out at republicans saying if they think that spending cuts is the only thing that's going to reduce the deficit, they have another thing coming and that basically references the $16.5 trillion in debt which is the next issue on the table. a lot of republicans were offended and it could antagonize enough of them to jeopardize an "up" vote on this bill to get it done. >> they are making progress. that's a good sign in the new year. we see what the house say
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